Are you tracking your job search analytics? Here’s a simple chart of the activities you should measure and evaluate during your job search.
Are you doing everything you need to be doing to find a new job…as quickly as possible?
It is so easy to get sidetracked or off track.
We all know that finding a job is a full-time job, so I am going to challenge you to use these job search analytics to account for your 35-40 hours each and every week!
Job Search Analytics
|Job Search Activity||Hours|
|Job search education|
|Networking with hiring manager|
These are the basic job search activities and job search analytics you should keep track of.
Can you account for your time?
Re-Evaluate Your Time
There are things that you do that have a greater impact on your search success. Can you guess what they are? What are the time-wasters?
Let me spell it out clearly. The time you invest in networking and preparing for job interviews is the most valuable.
The time you spend applying for jobs online has a much lower success rate. Think about it. Out of all the jobs you’ve applied to, how many have you heard back from? And how many interviews did you get as a result? Were the interviews for jobs that you were excited about?
To learn more about investing in the right job search activities and how to shift where you invest your time read:
- Stop Chasing Jobs. Conduct your job search this way instead.
- How much time do you spend revising your resume and crafting a cover letter? Stop Obsessing Over Your Resume
- Do you know about the hidden job market? Here is how to tap into it.
- Job search will take longer than you want or expect! Are you being realistic when you set your goals? Read more here
- Learn how you can structure your time better during your job search
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.